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    Sitemap re-submission


    Each time i create a new web page, should i renew and resubmit my sitemap.xml?

    Are there any positive/negative affects of continually resubmitting a sitemap (if i should with a new page)?
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    Originally Posted by mania112
    Each time i create a new web page, should i renew and resubmit my sitemap.xml?

    Are there any positive/negative affects of continually resubmitting a sitemap (if i should with a new page)?
    By re-creating and re-submitting site maps, you are essentially giving google a heads-up that your content is contantly changing, updating and (hopefully) improving. This will not adversely affect your site.

    A negative of this is the time-factor which could be better spent elsewhere. I'd recommend looking in creating a sitemap generator which automatically submits a new sitemap (regardless of updates) every 24 hours.

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    Xml-sitemaps.com is the best in my opinion... Quick and easy, literally takes a few minutes (provided your site is less than 500 pages)...
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    thanks for the comments.

    Yeah, that's the website i've been using - I just needed confirmation that I SHOULD be re-submitting each time I create a new page.

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    No, you don't need to do that. If you're menu structure and internal linking is up to par with standard onpage SEO standards, Google will auto-discover new pages as they're added to your page.

    Ignore the above posts, you're doing more work than you need to.
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    Originally Posted by joshz
    No, you don't need to do that. If you're menu structure and internal linking is up to par with standard onpage SEO standards, Google will auto-discover new pages as they're added to your page.

    Ignore the above posts, you're doing more work than you need to.
    True, but why not use all tools available, especially if a site is new?

    Just to contradict myself and just for the record; I haven't actually re-submitted an XML sitemap for my established websites for months and months now, despite frequently adding fresh content...
    Last edited by thegodfather; Oct 26th, 2011 at 09:02 AM.
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    ok thats makes sense

    so long as the heirachy remains intact, it should be fine:

    domain > news > new page1, new page2, new page3 etc etc

    I guess Google learns the structure and can 'expect' new content in certain places...
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    Originally Posted by mania112
    ok thats makes sense

    so long as the heirachy remains intact, it should be fine:

    domain > news > new page1, new page2, new page3 etc etc

    I guess Google learns the structure and can 'expect' new content in certain places...
    Google does not 'expect' or 'assume' anything. It's an algo that is per-programmed to find new pages, crawl and then index them. You must understand HOW Google operates to fully appreciate this. Google's algo goes link, to link, to link. Essentially, a giant snowball affect. If your pages are all linked together, like a good Webmaster would do, you should have nothing to sweat.

    The 5 minutes it takes to compile a sitemap, could be dedicated to find a decent link.

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